We first visited this gorgeous estate back in autumn, and it was absolutely stunning. So when we were looking for somewhere to go for a doggie meet up, we of course had to go back.
Off we went on our little road trip across the county line to leafy Surrey. Tilly snoozed all the way there. We passed the now famous Fitzpatrick Referrals a.k.a home of the Super Vet…Tilly was less than impressed with the mention of the word V-E-T-S.
Winkworth Arboretum is well known for its array of autumn colours, as well as wetlands, viewpoints, walking trails, and spring flowers. The National Trust owned property welcomes ‘well behaved dogs’…and pleasingly, all 5 dogs were excellently behaved. Only one child cried at the sight of them…oops!
Sweet Winnie only has little legs, and was quite content to watch the world go by from her stylish dog carrier.
There are beautiful open meadows, perfect for dogs to stretch their legs, along with woodland, and streams for paddling and refreshing thirsty pups.
Where there’s water…there’s a bridge. Several of our wimpy gang weren’t so keen on walking over the bridges and had to be carried..cough cough Tilly…cough Rhapsody…
Little Archie REALLY liked Rhapsody…clearly Tilly disapproves of such behaviour.
At this time of year the main attraction is the carpet of bluebells, and they did not disappoint. Little violet flowers as far as the eye can see!
Our best attempt at a group shot..clearly the dogs had better things to be doing!
The dogs had a blast chasing each other, exploring trees, rivers, and new smells. And us humans had a good old natter.
We had a fabulous time exploring these immaculate grounds, and for once to sun was out! I highly recommend going, with or without a dog!
Amy & Tilly